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bartisan

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Battlemented unroofed turret or parapet, circular or square, projecting on corbels or machicolations from an angle at the top of a tower or wall. See tourelle.bartisan (a) Bartisan with plain ...
battlement

battlement  

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[Co]A crenellated parapet along the top of a wall constructed to aid defence, with merlons (the solid portion) alternating with embrasures (the gaps).
blind storey

blind storey  

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1 Wall-façade at the top of a building, essentially a raised parapet, without rooms behind it, and unroofed, for architectural effect or to conceal e.g. a roof.2 Tribune of a church.
cap-house

cap-house  

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Upper enclosed part of a stair giving access to a walk behind a parapet or an upper gallery: in Scotland it is often in the form of a square top to a circular stair-tower, hence its name.cap-house ...
embrasure

embrasure  

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A small opening in the wall or parapet of a fortified building, it is usually bigger on one side of the wall than the other.
gargoyle

gargoyle  

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Water-spout to take water from a gutter behind a parapet away from a wall to spew it on the ground. Medieval gargoyles (sometimes mere ornaments rather than spouts) are frequently of stone, ...
glacis

glacis  

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1 Steep slope of ground falling from one level to another in a landscaped garden.2 The same, sloping from the bottom of a fortress wall or from the top of a trench, so that it presents a clear view ...
Hertfordshire spike

Hertfordshire spike  

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Flèche or short spire rising from a church-tower, its base concealed by a parapet, common in Herts., England.Pevsner (ed.), BoE, H (1977)
machicolation

machicolation  

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A gallery or parapet built on the outside of fortified walls and towers of castles with openings in the floor through which to drop boiling oil or molten lead or to shoot arrows.
openwork

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[De]A decorative technique in which gaps or interstices are left around a pattern, sometimes to be filled in with a different material.
Parapet

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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The small wall that has to be erected around a flat roof as a protection against people falling off. The

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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An outer wall protecting soldiers moving along a walkway around the top of a fort or town defences.

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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a protective wall or earth defense along the top of a trench or other place of concealment for troops.

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parapeted adj.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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A low wall used as protection in any location where there is a drop, for example at the edge of a roof, ...

pinnacle

pinnacle  

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The highest points of the Temple roof (‘parapet’, REB, NJB), possibly overlooking a precipitous valley, mentioned as the imaginary scene of Jesus' second temptation (Matt. 4: 5).
Polish parapet

Polish parapet  

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Type of Renaissance parapet ornamented with blind arcades, aedicules, pilasters, pedestals, pediments, pyramids, etc., concealing the roof, commonly found in Poland. Good examples are the Cloth Hall, ...
spire

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Tall structure, circular, polygonal, or square on plan, rising from a roof, tower, etc., terminating in a slender point, especially the tapering part of a church-steeple. Often of stone, and ...
William Vertue

William Vertue  

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(fl. 1501–d. 1527).English master-mason, the brother of Robert Vertue sen. He worked with his brother on Bath Abbey Church, Som., from 1501. From c.1502/3 the vaults of the nave, aisles, and ...

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